L2.2 - Memory Systems (Jul-22)

L2.2 - Memory Systems (Jul-22) - Particularly Relevant...

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Psychology C120: Lecture 2.2 — Memory Systems Psychology C120: Lecture 2.2 Memory Systems Kinds of Memory The Biological Approach The Modeling Approach Endcap 1 Psychology C120: Lecture 2.2 — Memory Systems Particularly Relevant Today ! Mind and Brain: How does studying cognition go beyond studying the brain? ! How do "brain" and "mind" studies inform each other? ! Methods: How can we study cognitive processes without directly observing what the brain is doing? ! How do we make objective inferences about people's internal mental processes? ! How can we express our theories about these processes? ! Information processing in context ! Reductionism vs. emergence and downward causation (Marr's levels) 2 Psychology C120: Lecture 2.2 — Memory Systems Questions to Consider ! Why do we distinguish different kinds of memory? What are the practical reasons, and what is the empirical evidence? ! What are the strengths and weaknesses of studying memory with computational models, and of studying memory using patient populations? ! What can we learn from studying patients with amnesia, and how have researchers gotten around the unique challenges that this presents? ! How can we model memory? What is the value of creating computational models? 3
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L2.2 - Memory Systems (Jul-22) - Particularly Relevant...

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